French rap continues to evolve with young talents bringing their own vision and social commitment through their music. Among these emerging artists, Kozi, Osmoz Dyl, and Lowgick stand out with their impactful title, “Police.” Hailing from Lyon, these Congolese-origin rappers, all in their twenties, form the collective “Secteur B,” paying tribute to the illustrious “Secteurs Ä” of French rap.
Their passion for music has led them to draw inspiration from those who have left their mark on French rap, such as Kozi, as well as some American influences. Furthermore, the musical heritage of Lowgick, whose father is a musician, has deeply influenced his artistic journey. Their rap style is characterized by lyrics rich in meaning and a captivating trap drill vibe.
But why the title “Police”? It’s a response to the injustices faced by young people in the neighborhoods, especially police brutality, that prompted Kozi, Osmoz Dyl, and Lowgick to create this track. They were deeply shocked by the impunity that some law enforcement seems to enjoy when interacting with residents of the suburbs. The situation hit close to home for Osmoz, who recently moved to department 92. The tragic death of young Nahël, the fundraising efforts, and the riots that ensued left an indelible mark.
However, “Police” is not just a cry of outrage. It’s, above all, a showcase of their rap skills. The lyrics are sharp, the flows are impactful, and the music carries a powerful message. Kozi, Osmoz Dyl, and Lowgick express their commitment through their art, using music to draw attention to the harsh realities experienced by many communities in France. “Police” is much more than just a song; it’s a statement of intent, a call for justice and reflection, all wrapped in a sonic atmosphere that is sure to captivate listeners. This promising track reminds us that music can be a powerful vehicle for social change.